HyperDic: chink

English > 6 senses of the word chink:
NOUNperson chink, Chinaman(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
objectchinka narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
eventchink, click, clinka short light metallic sound
VERBperceptionchink, tinkle, tink, clinkmake or emit a high sound
contactchinkfill the chinks of, as with caulking
changechink, checkmake cracks or chinks in
chink > pronunciation
Soundschih'ngk
Rhymesblink ... zinc: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > chink: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent.
SynonymChinaman
BroaderChineseA native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slurA slur on someone's race or language
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > chink: 6 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall.
Broadercrack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureA long narrow opening
Spanishrendija
Catalanclivella, fissura
Verbschinkmake cracks or chinks in
chinkfill the chinks of, as with caulking
English > chink: 6 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA short light metallic sound.
Synonymsclick, clink
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishtintineo, tintín
Catalandringadissa, dring, ning-ning
Verbschinkmake or emit a high sound
English > chink: 6 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningmake or emit a high sound.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymstinkle, tink, clink
Caused byclinkmake a high sound typical of glass
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishtintinear
Catalandringar, tintinabular
Nounschinka short light metallic sound
English > chink: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFill the chinks of, as with caulking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderplug, stop up, secureFill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
Spanishcalafatear
Catalancalafatar, calafatejar
Nounschinka narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
English > chink: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake cracks or chinks in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymcheck
BroadercrackCause to become cracked
Similar tocrack, check, breakBecome fractured
Spanishagrietar, resquebrajar
Nounschinka narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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